The Million Dollar Book with Phil Jones

Phil M. Jones, author of Exactly What to Say, shares a behind-the-scenes look at “the tiny book that made $1 million.”

5 tips for influencer outreach

Page Two author Sam Thiara shares the tips he used to get his book in the hands of heavy hitting influencers, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

How Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit Became a WSJ Bestseller

We’re so happy to share the self-publishing success story of Page Two client Michael Bungay Stanier—recently published on Growthlab. Over 180,000 copies sold! It’s a story we’re truly honoured to be part of.

Page Two Talks Self-Publishing with the CBC

Page Two’s Jesse Finkelstein was featured in a recent article by the CBC, discussing publishing’s ongoing transformations and the shifting perception toward self-publishing. “It’s no longer about the vanity press. This is really about the fact that there are more great book ideas and more opportunities for excellent book execution than there are publishers, so why not join together to make this happen,” Finkelstein said.

Book Publishing Success: What Does It Mean to You?

As well as being authors, our clients are subject-matter experts, professionals, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. They are interested in publishing well not just for the sake of selling books, but for many other reasons: the dissemination of new ideas; promoting their business and brand; getting the attention of the right customers and stakeholders; to name a few.

What Authors and Entrepreneurs Have In Common

This week is Global Entrepreneur Week and it’s inspired us to think of our author-clients who inspire us with their entrepreneurial spirit. Whether they’re actual entrepreneurs, or whether they simply embody those traits, they remind us of how closely linked entrepreneurship and authorship can be.

How to Help Your Designer Create the Best Book Cover: An Interview with Page Two Art Director Peter Cocking

For a lot of authors, seeing their book cover is one of the most exciting parts of the process. In a dream scenario, your designer delivers your cover and you absolutely love it.

The New Frontiers of Bookstore Distribution

It amazes us that physical bookstore distribution – once the most standard way of getting books to market – is no longer a critical part of a book’s success story. Some authors and publishers can devise a winning publishing strategy based on online bookselling and alternative market channels.

Tips for Publishing a Beautiful Coffee-Table Book: How to Save Time and Money

Publishing coffee-table books with photographs and illustrations can be a complicated and costly endeavour especially if you’re creating an edition with high production values. Here are some insider tips from our brilliant art director, Peter Cocking, on how to save time and money when producing high-end books:

Use your designer wisely

If you have the budget, hire an experienced designer to design your book.

How to Find Writing Time When You’re a Busy Professional

When you have a thriving business, it’s always easy to put off that book you’ve been meaning to write. There are only so many hours in a day, and writing can seem like a low priority when you have presentations to prepare, hectic family schedules, a health and fitness routine, and maybe, just maybe, a social life.

The Value of Excellent Self-Publishing Support (or: Don’t Miss Any Great Opportunities)


Our client Michael Bungay Stanier is one of those savvy authors who knows how to write brilliant books and who also knows how to make the most of the support he enlists to produce them.

How Family and Friends Can Help with Your Self-Publishing Plan

Publishing a book is a complex experience. While some people enlist the help of professionals to support their self-publishing plan, many also reach out to friends and family for support.